Helicopter flight test of 3D imaging flash LIDAR technology for safe, autonomous, and precise planetary landing

@inproceedings{Roback2013HelicopterFT,
  title={Helicopter flight test of 3D imaging flash LIDAR technology for safe, autonomous, and precise planetary landing},
  author={Vincent E. Roback and Alexander E. Bulyshev and Farzin Amzajerdian and Robert A. Reisse},
  booktitle={Defense, Security, and Sensing},
  year={2013}
}
Two flash lidars, integrated from a number of cutting-edge components from industry and NASA, are lab characterized and flight tested for determination of maximum operational range under the Autonomous Landing and Hazard Avoidance Technology (ALHAT) project (in its fourth development and field test cycle) which is seeking to develop a guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) and sensing system based on lidar technology capable of enabling safe, precise crewed or robotic landings in challenging… 

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